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ULM students to honor veterans on #GivingTuesday

Published November 30, 2015

Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. This #GivingTuesday, ULM is calling on all alumni and supporters to use their social media circle to help spread the word.


#ULMGivingTuesday is all about students giving back through service to our veterans throughout the year and donors contributing to student scholarships in honor of these heroes. Students will be writing holiday cards, signing up to volunteer at the NELA War Veterans Home in 2016, and helping raise funds. All donations made this Tuesday will go into the ULM General Scholarship Fund in the name of the residents of the NELA War Veterans Home.   

On Tuesday, students will be stopping by (at their convenience) to sign holiday cards for the residents of the NELA War Veterans Home. There will also be a sign-up sheet for those who would like to commit to volunteering at the home in 2016. At 12 p.m., a large group of students will be signing holiday cards in the back of the SUB Ballroom (2nd floor of SUB).

Northeast Louisiana has a rich history of patriotism and honoring military service. Monroe is home to the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum & historic Selman Field; ULM chose “Warhawks” as their mascot in part to honor General Chennault, the Louisiana Flying Tigers, and their indelible connection to our area; and the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery is scheduled to open in 2016.

We’re proud of our veterans. They served America selflessly. Now we must serve them.

How can you get involved? Please donate to the scholarship fund in honor of the Residents of the NELA War Veterans Home or choose to honor a specific military veteran by donating in their name.

The cities of Monroe and West Monroe have both proclaimed December 1st, 2015, as “Giving Tuesday!” In that spirit, we urge you to give of your time or your resources to serve the community.

For more information about #ULMGivingTuesday, please visit ulm.useed.net/day_of_giving/3.